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Numbers based on self-identified open textbook use by NSCC Instructors for the academic year 2020-21 and 2021-22 and estimates based on: average class size (25) and average textbook cost ($80). Use and savings numbers do not include general reference titles that are being used. Fpr example: NSCC College 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed.
Terms used for content that the creators have chosen to share with an open copyright model of licensing.
OPEN ... Free. The resources can be used, copied and shared without permission or fees, as opposed to the traditional "all rights reserved" approach to copyright ownership, where the creator sells their work and requires permission for copying and use outside of purchasing.
Credit the creator! Open doesn't mean no attribution. Attribution and agreeing to share the content forward are usually requirements for use of OER material.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Any type of educational teaching materials created with an open copyright license that allows you to do the 5 Rs.
This image was created by Opensource.com and is licensed using the creative commons CC BY-SA license . Use of the CC licence symbol on the image provides a visual indicator/ cue to the intent to share.
CC = Creative Commons
BY = Who is the image by ~ Give credit to the creator
SA = Share Alike ~ You agree to share the content forward.
You don't have to customize and modify OERs. Use them as is!
Use all or some of the content ...
it is up to you.
There are tools to help you evaluate OERs.